Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors

The Computer Science Departmental Honors Program gives students the opportunity to perform research with CMSC professors and faculty, and to take more advanced coursework at the honors and even graduate level. Find out more here about CS research (what is it?), CS honors (what does it entail?), and the application process.

The Goals

  • Research. Faculty want to share the fun of research with talented students. We like solving problems that don't have known solutions. We build prototypes, run experiments, make lots of graphs, prove theorems, write papers, and give talks.
  • Graduate School and Careers. We want you to be able to go to the best graduate schools. This often takes recommendation letters by well-known faculty as well as published papers. Even if graduate school is not for you, the best employers also look for initiative in tackling ambitious projects and challenging coursework.


Read up about requirements and projects elsewhere on this site, apply, or browse the faq.